Lauren Weedman is not okay. She's living what should be the good life in sunny Los Angeles. After a gig as a correspondent with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, she scored parts in blockbuster movies, which led to memorable recurring roles on HBO's Hung and Looking. She had a loving husband and an adorable baby boy. In these comedic essays, she turns a piercingly observant, darkly funny lens on the ways her life is actually not okay. She tells the story of her husband's affair with their babysitter, her first and only threesome, a tattoo gone horribly awry, and how the birth of her son caused mama drama with her own mother and birth mother with laugh-out-loud wit and a powerful undercurrent of vulnerability that pulls off a stunning balance between comedy and tragedy.
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"Weedman's charm and self-deprecating humor easily draw the reader in, and her willingness to tangle with hard truths make this a deeply affecting account of salvaging a life from wreckage." (Publishers Weekly)
I wasn't sure at first and sometimes I got a little lost in the situations and it's time lines - but relatable even in situations that weren't ones of my own. I appreciate the author and her wit and openness to her life that would cause vulnerability.
I heard Lauren on a podcast talking about the book. The conversation about the book made it seem to be it was about the affair. I will say the story she told on the podcast made it very interesting and I was very intrigued. As I'm Listening to the podcast, it jumps around a lot then to only cover the affair briefly. The book is more about her life journey with an affair happened to be just another aspect of her life. It was a good read and I enjoy the audio version. A lot of one liners and awkward jokes. Good but kind of boring compared to the podcast.
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